Ok, that looks a lot more serious than I thought. I'd appreciate it if we keep the speculation and so on to a minimum in that case, please guys - looks like there's an ongoing situation that the MSA are dealing with.
"Bintcliffe's done it again and the car's f**ked." RIP David Leslie.
I am informed by a reasonably reliable source that what happened in broad terms was as follows:
In the second race because it was very wet the Fiestas did one exploratory lap under a safety car but the organisers deemed the conditions too bad for the race to continue. The drivers disagreed.
However despite stopping the Fiesta race the organisers then let the PickUp race proceed. Not unnaturally this annoyed the Fiesta guys 27 or so of whom proceeded to jump the pitwall to protest by preventing the start of the Pickup Race.. Alledgedly - there was also some "disagreement" between the Fiesta guys and some PickUp team members..
As a consequence the second PickUp race was also abandoned.
I gather John and Nick were not involved in wall jumping exercise presumably because they'd taken the opportunity to push off to the bar which in my opinion was probably a very smart move.
Either that or neither of them could make it over the wall ;D
Not used to this much drama from club racing! Sounds an intriguing situation; I can well understand the Fiesta drivers being unhappy, but yes, the protest was taking it too far; glad to hear Nick and John weren't involved. Very wise of you not to comment either, sounds a bit of a mess all round.
Whoa! Just read the press release and I have to say that is pretty astonishing. Can you imagine that happening at Knockhill? What those folks did was stupid and downright dangerous. No matter how pumped with adrenalin you are, there is simply no excuse for putting your own and others lives at risk by acting in such an irresponsible manner. Did no-one consider visiting the Clerk of the course?
Nick - I don't know if I'd want to race with people who have that little regard for their own and others safety ...
My understanding is that the PUTs (or anything else) were not on track at the time as I believe they were just lined up in the pit lane so no real safety issue but as I wasn't there I can't really comment. On track the I have always found that the guys are pretty clean and have no problem racing with them.